3D Printing PE? Advice for designing gear.
I’ve known about PE for a while now and have done it off and on over the past few years. I’ve always just done the usual jelq, stretching and other hand exercises but I’ve always been interested in getting an extender or some other gear. However, one big deterrent for me is the price tag.
Now the interesting part, I recently got my hands on a 3D printer and have learned how to design and have had a lot of success making a few of my own files. For example, I have already designed and printed the clamp I use for clamping. I’m really interested in designing and printing my own extender because I know I could do it for substantially less than the $200 price tag associated with these devices and make something pretty good for myself. I mean, at the end of the day, all they do is stretch; it seems fairly straight forward to design.
But, I’m definitely not a PE or Extender Guru, so my question is, what are some important features or abilities this thing needs to have? What should an extender do? Any capabilities I should consider adding? Best place for the base to fit? Where are they usually the most uncomfortable? Really, any useful information would be great..
I’m sure I can find out a lot of these questions through trial and error like I did my clamp, but with each print taking a couple hours, and then testing, and then tweaking, it would be great to get some guidance on the front end from people who know. Especially because I don’t have a baseline for comparing my test! :-P
Also, if you can think of anything other useful gear I could design I’d love to hear about it.